Cities

Choose a city and find out specific tips and advice to improve your safety when visiting.

Cities around the world

How many cities are on Earth?

At the turn of the century in 2000, there were 371 cities with 1 million inhabitants or more worldwide. By 2018, the number of cities with at least 1 million inhabitants had grown to 548.

We are working hard to provide relevant and up to date safety information for all the cities across the world.

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  • Newcastle

    Newcastle upon Tyne is a university city on the River Tyne in northeast England. Newcastle is a lively and diverse city, known for its nightlife, art, music and sports.

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  • Brighton

    Located on the south coast of England and positioned 47 miles south of London, Brighton is a seaside resort in the county of East Sussex. It is a constituent part of the city of Brighton and Hove, created from the formerly separate towns of Brighton and Hove.

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  • San Gimignano

    San Gimignano is an Italian hill town in Tuscany, southwest of Florence. Encircled by 13th-century walls, it is famous for its fascinating medieval architecture and towers that rise above of all the other buildings offering an impressive view of the city from the surrounding valley.

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  • Turin

    Turin is the capital city of Piedmont in northern Italy, known for its refined architecture and cuisine. The Alps rise to the northwest of the city. The city has a rich culture and history, known for its numerous art galleries, restaurants, churches and other venues.

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  • Palma

    Palma is a resort city and capital of the Spanish island of Mallorca (Majorca), in the western Mediterranean. Palma Airport serves over 29 million passengers per year and is a popular holiday destination for travellers.

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  • Darwin

    Darwin is the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory and a former frontier outpost. It’s also a gateway to Kakadu National Park. Its popular waterfront area has several beaches and green areas like Bicentennial Park.

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  • Canberra

    Canberra is the capital city of Australia. It is Australia’s largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall.

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  • Naples

    Naples, a city in southern Italy, sits on the Bay of Naples. Nearby is Mount Vesuvius, the still-active volcano that destroyed nearby Roman town Pompeii. Dating to the 2nd millennium B.C., Naples has centuries of important art and architecture.

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  • Florence

    Florence, capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. Florence plays an important role in Italian fashion and is ranked in the top 15 fashion capitals of the world by Global Language Monitor.

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  • Venice

    Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces.

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  • Milan

    Milan, a metropolis in Italy’s northern Lombardy region, is a global capital of fashion and design. The Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral and the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent, housing Leonardo da Vinci’s mural “The Last Supper,” testify to centuries of art and culture.

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  • Rome

    Rome is the capital city and a special commune of Italy as well as the capital of the Lazio region. The city has been a major human settlement for over two millennia.

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  • Liverpool

    Liverpool is a maritime city in northwest England, where the River Mersey meets the Irish Sea. Famously known for being the hometown of The Beatles, it was also a key trade and migration port from the 18th to the early 20th centuries.

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  • San Diego

    San Diego is a beautiful city on the Pacific coast of California known for its beaches, parks and warm climate. A deep harbour is home to a large active naval fleet, with the USS Midway, an aircraft-carrier-turned-museum, open to the public.

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  • Strasbourg

    Strasbourg is the capital city of the Grand Est region, formerly Alsace, in northeastern France. It’s also the formal seat of the European Parliament and sits near the German border, with culture and architecture blending German and French influences.

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  • Toulouse

    Toulouse, capital of France’s southern Occitanie region, is bisected by the Garonne River and sits near the Spanish border. It’s known as La Ville Rose (‘The Pink City’) due to the terra-cotta bricks used in many of its buildings

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  • Lyon

    Lyon, the capital city in France’s Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, sits at the junction of the Rhône and Saône rivers. Its centre reflects 2,000 years of history from the Roman Amphithéâtre des Trois Gaules, medieval and Renaissance architecture in Vieux (Old) Lyon, to the modern Confluence district on Presqu’île peninsula.

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  • Bordeaux

    Bordeaux, hub of the famed wine-growing region, is a port city on the Garonne River in southwestern France. The neighbourhood between Cours de l’Intendance and Rue Peyronnet is the heart of Vieux Bordeaux, and is famed as a city rich in art and history.

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  • Chamonix

    Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (usually shortened to Chamonix) is a resort area near the junction of France, Switzerland and Italy. At the base of Mont Blanc, the highest summit in the Alps, it’s renowned for its skiing.

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  • Cannes

    Cannes, a resort town on the French Riviera, is famed for its international film festival. It’s lined with sandy beaches, upmarket boutiques and palatial hotels.

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For more country specific travel & safety information, please visit the Travel Aware website by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office.